As the End of the Term Nears, The Supreme Court Takes Two More Cases

The Supreme Court announced that it has granted review in two more cases.  In Zimmerman v. Sussex County Educational Services Commission, the question presented, as phrased by the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office, is “Did the defendant-employer violate the tenure rights of plaintiffs, part-time teachers, by substantially decreasing their work hours under the circumstances presented?”  In an opinion reported at 453 N.J. Super. 464 (App. Div. 2018), the Appellate Division reversed a decision of the Commissioner of Education that plaintiffs were not protected by the Tenure Act, N.J.S.A. 18A:28-1 et seq., and remanded the matter to the agency for further proceedings, including the creation of a more complete record.

The second case is Engrassia v. Uzcategui, an insurance case.  The question presented there is “Was plaintiff entitled to coverage under the dealer’s insurance policies for injuries sustained as a result of the defendant’s negligent operation of the dealer’s loaned vehicle?”  In an unpublished opinion, a three-judge panel of the Appellate Division ruled that plaintiff was not entitled to coverage.